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Joakim Noah's charitable work promotes peace in Chicago

<p>Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) walks off the court after Game 6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The Cavaliers won 94-73. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)</p>

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) walks off the court after Game 6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The Cavaliers won 94-73. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Joakim Noah was the recipient of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award last season, which is presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or athletic trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community.

There's a good reason for that.

Noah has worked tirelessly to bring attention to the problem of gun violence in Chicago, and in the clip below, he discusses how a basketball event he organizes for the city's youth helps bring awareness to the issue.

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